One of my favorite things to do is to take a road trip. You may recall that my sweetheart and I celebrated our wedding anniversary on a recent Tuesday. On that Thursday, he offered to take me to dinner in Memphis for a belated anniversary dinner. He said he needed to go by the hunting camp and take a few measurements anyway, and we could stop back in Memphis for dinner after he took care of that business. (Oh, he is a sweetheart, but just a little sneaky)! After following him all around the hunting camp (in dirt and weeds, with sweat dripping to my waste, and all kinds of bugs attacking me from every direction) for an hour and a half, I realized that I had been bribed to come along, so he would have someone to hold the other end of the measuring tape!) I’m so important! Isn’t he romantic?
I did capture a few interesting sights on the way to the camp. At the University of Arkansas experimental farm, I spotted purple leaf cotton. We grow a lot of cotton in my area of the country, but I’ve never seen it with purple leaves. It really was an amazing site to see a field of cotton with purple leaves. Apparently, this cotton is grown in Australia. It’s just like our Australian friends to make cotton growing look so pretty.
Another sight from the road:
If you ever need a professional TMH (tape measure holder), I have passed all tests with flying colors, and I am proud to be the most esteemed of the TMH’s in my household! (beaming with pride!)
We did eventually make it to Beale Street in Memphis.
We were a little confused by this sign on Beale Street, because there were a few motorcycles roaring up and down Beale Street.
We soon found out that Thursday night is “Bike Night” on Beale Street. Since it was the first Wednesday in weeks when the temperature had dropped from triple digits to double digits, EVERY biker in the area had shown up on Beale Street! It was fun to see and it really added to the excitement of the night for us.
You can tell I don’t get to the big city often, since a highlight for me was the neon signs!
But my husband said he wouldn’t fit in the car!
My sweetheart wanted to try a burger joint that we had always heard about. (He’s so romantic – burgers for our anniversary! But it gets even worse!) If you have a weak stomach, don’t read the Dyer’s Story on the menu below. Although the hamburger was delicious, I had to avoid thinking about the story of the restaurant as I was
nibbling devouring that burger.
Before we went home, I had a little purple concoction!
It really was a fun trip, and since I’m always thinking of a road trip (even if it involves a tape measure), no matter what time of the year it is, I am linking to Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.
I have had a VERY busy week, and I’m really behind on visiting my favorite blogs. I am trying to catch up with all of the wonderful posts I’ve missed. Thank you for going on our road trip with me. (Aren’t you glad YOU didn’t have to hold one end of the tape measure for an hour and a half? Aren’t you glad you didn’t have to eat one of those deep fried burgers? The things I’ll do to get out of the office and get to go to the city to dine!) Please make sure you check out the other Favorite Things posts listed below. laurie